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Tutoring Services: Types of Tutoring: Online Tutoring

Our purpose is to help you succeed academically. You choose which way is best for you!

What is Online Tutoring?

Students who cannot come to a campus for tutoring in person are encouraged to try tutoring via the Internet, using either NetTutor or OWL (the Online Writing Lab).

In addition, we have a virtual version of Walk-In Tutoring called Online Drop-In Tutoring. Students can join our tutors in Blackboard Collaborate rooms for tutoring in many of the subjects in which we tutor, without having to worry about where to meet in person. Visit any scheduled online tutor without leaving your own campus — or your home!

Students, search our Tutoring Schedules to find online tutoring times that work for you.


NetTutor logoWe offer an online tutoring service called NetTutor that operates even when school is closed.

Students, you can use NetTutor on a 24/7/365 basis for math and many other popular subjects. This means you can get tutoring in most subjects during and after regular campus hours!

You can access NetTutor through the myMATC portal (Students tab) or, in some cases, through your Blackboard classes.

Instructors, we have provided detailed instructions for adding a NetTutor button to your Blackboard class.

Note: We do still offer in-person tutoring in most subjects on all four campuses. Search our Tutoring Schedules to find out when and where.

Online help for writing assignments

Need help writing a paper?  You now have two options!

1. For a personal touch by MATC staff, follow the directions on this page for using the MATC Online Writing Lab (OWL). Allow 24 business hours for a reply. 

2. For 24/7 help with your paper through NetTutor, check out our NetTutor guide.

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MATC Online Writing Lab

Online Writing LabThe Online Writing Lab (OWL) helps MATC students develop the skills they need to become confident and self-sufficient writers.  Any MATC student with a course-related writing assignment can get help with: 

  • understanding the steps of the writing process,
  • practicing pre-writing techniques,
  • developing a thesis statement,
  • constructing a logical argument,
  • improving skills in proofreading and editing,
  • analyzing literature, and
  • building sentence skills.
To submit a draft via email:

Please send your paper as an attachment in Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) or Rich Text Format (*RTF) to and include the following information in the body of your email:

  1. First and last name
  2. Student ID number
  3. Course name and number
  4. Instructor's name
  5. Guidelines for the assignment
  6. When the assignment is due

Please keep in mind that papers are reviewed weekdays only when the Writing Center is open. Papers submitted during the weekend will not be returned until the following week. 


Tutoring Services (now in C286) is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday for fall semester.

Most tutoring is being done online due to COVID-19. Please call ahead before stopping in: 414-297-6791.